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What is Immunodeficiency?

Your immune system is designed to fight infections. In rare cases, a person can be born with part of their immune system not working properly.  This makes them prone to certain types of infections.

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Our Approach

Not everyone born with an immunodeficiency is the same. The immune system has many different parts that all work together to keep you healthy.  The type of immunodeficiency you have depends on which part of your immune system is affected. UR Medicine Allergists/Immunologists are experts in diagnosing and treating immunodeficiencies. Our providers will evaluate and manage your specific immunodeficiency with an individualized treatment program designed to keep you healthy.

Evaluation and Diagnosis

Our team will perform a comprehensive evaluation including a review of your medical history and a physical exam. They will recommend the necessary tests needed to determine which part(s) of your immune system are affected.


There are medications that can help strengthen your immune system. As the immune system is so important in fighting infections, your immunologist will guide you in decreasing your risk of infection with medications and lifestyle changes that help you avoid infections.

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What Sets Us Apart

At UR Medicine, we have physician scientists who are actively studying the processes in the body that lead to immunodeficiency.  Research such as this is important for developing improved therapies for immunodeficiency.

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Our Providers

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UR Medicine Allergy/Immunology Locations

Phone: (585) 486-0930
Fax: (585) 340-5399

Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
125 Lattimore Road, Suite G-110
Rochester, NY 14620
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Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
99 Canal Landing Blvd—Suite 7
Rochester, NY 14626
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Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy and Pulmonary Care
400 Red Creek Drive, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14623
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Brockport – Strong West
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
156 West Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brockport, NY 14420
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Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
7995 Call Parkway, Suite 100
Batavia NY 14020
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Part of FF Thompson Hospital
Thompson Professional Building
395 West Street, Suite 007
Canandaigua, NY 14424
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Patient Education and Support

If you have questions about your illness or medications, ask your doctor. You may also find this website helpful.

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